David Creel, PhD RD CDCES
  • psychologist
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Cleveland, OH United States


Dr. David Creel has earned credentials in several disciplines. He is a licensed psychologist, an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist, a registered dietitian, and a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. At Indiana University, he completed his undergraduate training in dietetics and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in exercise science. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University and trained at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Dr. Creel completed his pre-doctoral psychology internship at The Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Creel is a psychologist and the Director of Exercise Physiology in the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He enjoys his work with both surgical and nonsurgical weight loss patients and has a special interest in promoting physical activity among people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. His research has primarily focused on physical activity among bariatric surgery patients, and he is the author of A Size that Fits: Lose Weight and Keep it Off, One Thought at a Time.